On New Year’s Eve 2020/21, Syrian Arab Army soldiers were travelling home for the celebrations. They were leaving Deir Ezzor in the north east and heading towards Homs, central Syria. Their convoy of pullman buses was targeted by so-called ISIS terrorists and 31 soldiers were killed, countless more injured. Sources informed me that these terrorist or mercenaries came from the illegal US military base of Al Tanf, close to the border with Jordan. The “refugee” camp at Rukban to the south of Al Tanf is also a recruitment and training center for these armed groups. Both camps have a 25km radius protection zone that permits these terrorists to thrive and avoid confrontation with the Syrian Arab Army Russian forces.
“I would like to express my absolute and boundless reverence for the brave young men and women of the Syrian Arab Army and their allies on the front lines. You need no introduction. You’ve fought tooth and nail to keep your country intact, for 7 years, against all odds, with some of the world’s most nefarious and powerfully dark forces lined up against you.